Usage patterns of BEVs in two-car households
Rapport, 2019

Many-car households have been identified as important early adopters of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Two-car households make possible more of the cheaper BEV driving and avoidance of range limitations while still having a small and less expensive battery. This project has investigated to what extent households in a BEV trial group utilize these options. The project has utilized two unique GPS dataset for both cars’ movements in 20 two-car households; before and after, respectively, the introduction of a BEV replacing one of the conventional cars.

The project has for instance investigated various factor influencing the movement pattern appropriateness for BEV driving and developed indices for and analysed the actual utilization of the BEV potential.

The project results will contribute to a better understanding of the behaviour of an important component of the current and near-term BEV market.

The project has been performed during the period Sept 2018 – June 2019. The project cost has been 494 kSEK with 100% finance from The Swedish Electromobility Centre.


Sten Karlsson

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Fysisk resursteori


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Transportteknik och logistik



Swedish Electromobility Centre

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